In a time where the news topics of the day include Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii, City election results and other things of interest, I figure I would take a breather.

I mean, really.

It’s only for a few weeks.

Packing and moving are hard work and time is a luxury that I can’t really afford to waste right now.

So come back in a bit, and I will have new material*. Or, as new as I can be, anyway.

* – In the mean time, you could always check out some of the archives. I still haven’t moved everything over from Spaces, so I might also be doing that in the interim as a form of procrastination.

Something I Remembered…


Do you remember…

Say what? Chicken butt!

That always used to make me laugh when I was a kid.

My friend Katie used to have a phrase she would say in University whenever someone said the word crazy. It always made me laugh. Check it out…

I was crazy once.
They put me in a little rubber room.
I died there.
The worms crawled in and out of my brain.
It drove me crazy.
I was crazy once…

This popped into my head a little while ago when I was chatting with her. I’ve been meaning to post it since.

Do you have any phrases like that? Please share…

DC Longest Saturday Sad

DC Comes to TO

This past weekend, our dear friend Kris visited us all the way from DC.

When Mrs. J and I met Kris last October, we fell in love with the blue-eyed goddess of awesomeness.

Kris is someone that will always leave a warm, fuzzy impression in your heart.

Longest Short Flight Ever

Due to the fact that Kris was using points to fly, she had a ridiculous layover. I think the whole trip took something like eight hours. What a trooper.

Of course, she never told me which terminal she would be landing at, so I drove around like a goof trying to divine the answer. After a while, I gave up and phoned my wife who is all things travel, and she pointed me in the right direction.

After picking up Kris, we picked up Mrs. J from her office and headed home. We drove past our new place and then spent the evening in, eating pizza and drinking wine (Mrs. J had to have some creative non-alky drinks).

It was nice to have Kris all to ourselves.

Saturday Night, Saturday Night

Well, we have to start with Saturday day, first.

We slept in, had a big breakfast and then all took naps again.

After that, we headed downtown to the CN Tower but were stonewalled by a huge lineup. So much for lunch in the revolving restaurant.

After another failed attempt to secure a cool dining place, we ended up at Jack Astor’s and had a big lunch.

Then it was time to return home. I picked up some lattes from Starbucks, and poured some drinks for everyone.

Shortly after our guests arrived…

We all enjoyed some WhyNattes and then headed out for dinner and drinks.

Much fun was had by all. We were joined by Mike and his awesome wife Heidi, our friends Natalie, Brad and Phung, as well as some of their friends. It was a great evening.

Even Beth called my cellphone to participate in the event from afar!

Dave wrote about the evening here.

Sundays Make Me Sad

After closing the bar floor, we left via cab and arrived home. We were all snug in our beds at around three in the morning.

A few hours later, it was time to wake up and take Kris to the airport.

It felt like the weekend was so short.

One can never spend enough time with Kris.

Thanks for coming up, Mama. We miss you already!

An extra-special thanks to Mrs. J for putting up with our drunken antics and chauffeuring us around on Saturday night.



After a lot of thought, I have decided not to participate in NaNoWriMo this year.

I have to admit that I feel really crappy about that, as I would really love to do it. I even have a really great idea.

Last year I managed to finish, even though I had one less week to work with. Mind you, I rushed the last twenty pages, which makes me feel not-so-good.

I’m also a little disappointed that I haven’t revisited the story I wrote last year to fix it. When I first told Dave about my idea, he was a bit worried that I wouldn’t make it past ten pages.

So was I.

Surprisingly, it made it all the way to the fifty-thousand words that I was planning on writing. But at around the forty thousand word mark, the story became something more than what it was, and would require a lot more words to finish it.

If I was to have a list of things I would like to complete in the year ahead, that story would be on there.

Mama is Coming to Town

Mama is coming to T-Dot tomorrow. I am very much excited about this.

We haven’t seen her since April, which is far too long.

There will be a lot of celebrating. A few really cool people will be joining us, too.

Today is guaranteed to be the longest day of the year because of how much I am looking forward to this weekend.